Film Four & Film Four +1 27-04-08.

Astra 2D at 28.2E 10729 V SYM:22000 FEC 5/6

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1.00pm The Diamond Queen (U)

1953 French adventurer Fernando Lamas sets off to India in search of a gem for the crown of King Louis XIV. On his travels he encounters the beautiful queen of Nepal, who just happens to have a diamond that fits the bill. However, the presence of her envious lover, and a few man-eating tigers, complicates the hero's quest. Swashbuckling tale, with Arlene Dahl, Sheldon Leonard and Gilbert Roland (888)

2.40pm The Left Hand of God (U)

1955 Humphrey Bogart stars as an American pilot who poses as a Catholic priest to evade capture by his former employer in postwar China. Drama, based on the novel by William E Barrett, with Gene Tierney, Lee J Cobb, EG Marshall and Agnes Moorehead (888)

4.20pm The Long Ships (PG)

1963 The late Richard Widmark plays a valiant Viking warrior who vows to find a priceless golden bell. He manages to send most of his rivals off on a wild goose chase, leaving him free to hunt at his own pace. But he reckons without the intervention of ambitious Saracens, who realise what he's up to and are determined to claim the prize themselves. Seafaring adventure, also starring Sidney Poitier, Rosanna Schiaffino and Russ Tamblyn

6.55pm Explorers (U)

1985 A young Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix head the cast of this underrated sci-fi adventure, in which three boys intercept a message from outer space. Discovering it contains instructions for creating their own spaceship, they set out to trace the signal to its source. But the aliens aren't quite what the young astronauts expected them to be. Co-starring Jason Presson, Dick Miller, James Cromwell and Robert Picardo in three different roles (888)

9.00pm AVP: Alien vs Predator (15)

2004 The two iconic creatures slug it out in this sci-fi thriller. A team of archaeologists investigate the discovery of a mysterious pyramid beneath the Antarctic ice, which is inhabited by a deadly alien race. Meanwhile, a second batch of hostile extraterrestrials are on their way to prove their worth by fighting the first with the unfortunate humans caught in the middle. Starring Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova and Lance Henriksen (888)

10.45pm Alien (18) 1

979 The crew of a cargo spacecraft inadvertently pick up a malevolent, seemingly indestructible life-form which slaughters them one by one. Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece boasts a truly terrifying monster designed by artist HR Giger, and stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto and Veronica Cartwright, with Ian Holm on brilliant chilling form as emotionless science officer Ash, and John Hurt, who becomes the creature's first victim during a memorable dinner scene (888)

12.55am 2046 (12)

2004 Offbeat romance with just a dash of time travel thrown in, from acclaimed director Wong Kar-Wai. The film follows the romantic liaisons of a pulp fiction writer over the years, interspersed with scenes from his latest novel about a man's efforts to change his ways. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Gong Li, Takuya Kimura, Faye Wong and Zhang Ziyi star